the President's Desk
fellow PMI Great Lakes Chapter members!
you are all safely enjoying the hot/rainy Summer days outdoors
after a long, hard, uncertain, and locked down pandemic
situation. Though we are still not out of the woods, this
period of reprieve is certainly a blessing for all of us.
We held our Happy Hour / New Member Orientation and Volunteer
Appreciation event in June, which marked our return to in-person
events after 15 months. Now, it is time for yet another,
much awaited, annual Golf Outing!! We are going to be at
the Sanctuary Lake Golf Course in Troy on August 28th. We
have a lot of prizes to be won and sumptuous food to be
savored after a round of golf, all at a very subsidized
price. Please register if you have not done so already,
spots are quickly filling. Also, thank you to our many sponsors.
Without you, this event would not be possible!
sponsors: DTE, Judge, IIL, Intellibee, MI-GSO | PCUBED
sponsors: Bluechip Talent, Strategic Staffing Solutions
the chapter administration front, the call has gone out
for VP position nominations that are up for elections. The
Board will also be electing the President-Elect for the
year 2022. As always, we count on your support of YOUR Chapter.
Please ensure that your membership is renewed on time and
encourage your acquaintances to become members of our Chapter.
Also, help us serve you better by volunteering. We continue
to need volunteers and you can see the areas we need help
with on our
forward to an exciting round of golf on the 28th!
Sivakumar, MS PMP SCPM ITIL, PMIGL President
to Action - Get Involved with Military Outreach
us in building a new outreach program to help provide
important resources for our nation·s warriors.
Project Management is a great career path for our service-members
and veterans, and they need YOUR expertise to assist them.
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6th Annual Golf Outing & Networking Event
28 - 7 am - 3:30 pm
is time to get outside, and play some golf at the
Sanctuary Lake Golf Course in Troy!
- Scramble style – All Skill Levels are encouraged
- Partner with friends or be assigned to a group
- Lunch, Dinner, and drinks provided by Piper's Pub
- Contests and prizes!!!
- Fun Networking Opportunity
- 7:30 am - Registration
- 8:00 am - Tee Off
- 12:30 - After Scramble Banquet Courtesy of Piper's
Pub and Grille
- 3:00 - Event Concludes
13 - 6-7 pm
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is experienced in the IT management consulting industry
with experience at Fortune 500 clients in the automotive,
healthcare, utility, regulatory, and advertising marketplaces.
She is passionate about managing timelines and deliverables
for IT and Business programs, also driving team cohesion
amidst high stake, high level stakeholders and executing
project team members. What’s next for her? Continuing
the project management profession through the mentoring
of younger practitioners who are coming behind her as well
as sitting at the feet of those executive mentors who have
come before her. Always lifting as she climbs and in awe
of those she is striving towards!
addition, she champions professional development and sits
on the executive boards of 3 volunteer boards in her area:
National Black MBA Association--Detroit Chapter, Zeta Phi
Beta Sorority Incorporated—Beta Omicron Zeta chapter,
and Lawrence Technological University Alumni Association.
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Panel: PMPs Applying LEAN Methodology To Projects
28 - 4:30-6:30 pm
our September 2021 discussion panel, LCI Michigan and
PMI Great Lakes Chapter will host a panel of industry
leaders to elaborate on their challenges and share best
practices and success stories in applying LEAN Methodology
to their Projects and Organizations. PMI will offer
its perspective on how PMI Philosophy and adopting the
PMBoK framework would facilitate and champion a successful
implementation of LEAN tools and methods.
to our endorsing sponsors, this event is free of charge,
complimentary to our guests and the CQM community. However,
there are limited Zoom Participation spots available,
so please register early. More information to follow
is the Time to Get Your PMP, PMP-ACP, DASM, or CAPM Certifications
number of PMIGL members going for their PMP, PMP-ACP, DASM,
or CAPM certifications continues to grow. As you may recall,
PMIGL recently partnered with Peak Business Management for
PMI exam certification courses. With this partnership, our
members receive a significant discount on PMP, PMI-ACP, DASM,
and CAPM exam preparation classes (up to $200 or more in savings!!!).
The best part is that Peak offers several live virtual classes
per month that fit any schedule (days, evenings, weekends,
or boot camps) with instructors and students from around the
are so many changes regarding the various PMI certifications.
Here are just a few things to know:
PMBOK Guide Seventh edition was released on July 1st, 2021,
this is not the correct edition for PMP exam preparation.
You should use the PMBOK 6th edition. The 7th edition exam
won’t be available until 2022.
to make a business case to your employer on why to get certified?
- The NEW
Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) and Senior Scrum Master
(DASSM) training and certifications from the Project Management
Institute are a strong, agnostic foundation into Agile including
Kanban, SAFe, Scrum, and Lean along with the Disciplined
Agile practice. After this training, you will be familiar
with the foundational Agile and Lean practices that Disciplined
Agile supports, practice using the tool kit to solve problems,
and learn how to build high-performance teams.
Peak trainers provide a support system from the very start.
They help you outline your journey and timeline, guide you
along the path to certification, and maintain your credential
with continuing education. Plus, they work with you to
complete your application and even provide an exam simulator
to ensure your readiness. Peak trainers take personal responsibility
for students’ training experience and measure their
success by the success of their students, which is evident
by their higher than 95% success rate.
see upcoming classes and obtain the discount, go here
or use coupon code PMIGL when registering.
If you have any questions, please visit peakbusiness.org
or contact Ron Papa at email@example.com.
by Lisa Harvey Roach
you a phenomenal woman? A phenomenal woman is confident and
strong. A phenomenal woman knows her value. A phenomenal woman
speaks up, takes action, and gets results.
a female project manager, especially in a male-dominated industry,
you may feel more scrutiny is placed on you. You may feel
that you always need be at the top of your game to get the
respect you deserve. You are often the “only one”
so you are also serving as a role model for others. You are
phenomenal and more brilliant than you probably give yourself
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